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As Sri Lanka gears up to host a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in November, it’s time for their government to come clean about torture, unlawful detention and countless other abuses that continue to plague the island – and stop them. Take action now
Since the war ended, the Sri Lankan government has cracked down on dissent in a bid to increase its hold on power. The torture and disappearances that became entrenched during the years of conflict continue with impunity. The authorities threaten and harass media activists, students and even artists – often relying on counter-terrorism laws to detain critics for extended periods of time.
Fifteen journalists have been murdered since 2006, and disappearances involving white vans are so common they have become known as ‘white van abductions’.
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